Here are general guidelines for A&S activities. These are based on the Marshalate Plan, but there are some modifications.
These rules are specifically for A&S classes for SCA participants, not demonstrations for the general public.
These only pertain to in-person meetings. Virtual classes, get togethers, etc. are HIGHLY encouraged and unrestricted.
No one is required to attend a class or meeting if they feel uncomfortable. No one should attend a class or meeting if they feel unwell. If anyone is bullied or harassed for their attendance or non-attendance at ANY SCA event, class, meeting, or practice – please report it immediately, because it will NOT be tolerated.
For Branches that are in Stop or Phase 1 per the Marshalate Plan, A&S activities are limited to virtual or individual only. No gatherings.
For groups in Phase 2 and 3:
- If you are meeting in your own home, with those you feel comfortable with – this has never been restricted, and won’t be. These should not be announced to the public beforehand, and should not be considered or presented as an official SCA class or meeting in any way (before, during, or afterwards). Be safe, and follow your own judgement.
- Gatherings should ONLY be done “in-person” if it is unworkable to do so virtually.
- Gatherings should have a specific A&S focus – not ‘Populace in the Park” or “gab sessions”.
- Outdoors is better than indoors for gatherings. Social distancing should be followed as much as possible.
- Masks that cover the mouth and nose will be enforced for ALL participants at all times (as per the Seneschal).
- Participants must answer the self-screening questionnaire
- NO singing or loud projection in an enclosed space – this has been shown to be dangerous.
- For hand’s-on class-like activities, limit the number of participants (avg. 4-6). Be VERY AWARE of proximity and exposure time between all participants. There should be only participants present – no spectators.
These rules are still in effect for those fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Remember to let your local MoAS know about your A&S activities (individual, virtual, or in-person), so they can put it in their monthly reports.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me – I am happy to discuss specific examples/situations.
Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences